Tuesday September 30th, 2014
Tuesday September 30th, 2014
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ISIS threat spreads beyond the Middle East

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IF the Islamists jihad groups thought that the world will stand by and watch them enthrone a culture of barbarism and their vile ideology of hatred, then the US led global coalition against ISIS and its affiliates should paint a picture that is larger than reciting the Koran and spilling blood as a form of political expression.

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Lagos 2015: PDP’s desperate moves

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Jimi Agbaje

For the fourth time, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is squaring up to upturn its second place position in the politics of Nigeria’s socio-political hub, Lagos.

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Oyo 2015: Real progressives ‘re ashamed of APC – Owolabi

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Babalola Owolabi

My experience at the level of the state and at the grassroots level, has persuaded our people convincingly to start to bring forth questions about true representation. I want to say that my political experience has been planning elections under the platform of the PDP for two successful administrations.

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Botched $9.3m arms deal: The war between APC and PDP lawmakers

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The ruling by the deputy speaker, Rep. Emeka Ihedioha had prompted spontaneous burst of anger which disrupted sitting last Tuesday.

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How I nominated Jonathan as Yar’Adua’s running mate – E.K Clark

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EDWIN CLARK

He is a man with a plethora of prefixes to his name. Former senator, former federal commissioner, former Midwestern Commissioner, former headmaster among others, but consistent social and political commentator, Chief Edwin Clark, in this gives his role in the remaking of Nigeria, his role in the process among other issues.

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Enugu 2015: Fresh bubbles in PDP

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Chime, Ugwuanyi and Ekeremadu

The choice of the popular Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as the consensus candidate by the mainstream section of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP aligned to Governor Sullivan Chime as the party’s 2015 gubernatorial candidate was received with excitement across many.

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2015 Presidential Series: Atiku

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Atiku's declaration for 2015

It may never really matter now what has become of him – as a rolling stone that may end up not gathering moss.

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2015: The exodus of APGA lawmakers and the war within

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Gov. Peter Obi (middle), flanked on the left by the National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh and the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Engr. Emeka Sibeudu and on the right  by  the Gov’s wife, Margaret Peter-Obi and Wife of the National Chairman, Lady Prisca Umeh at the Flag-off of APGA Campaign, yesterday at Ekwueme Square, Awka.

They may not have been the leading opposition but they were a bunch that could bite. And they did when occasion demanded it as their number fetched them a place in the mainstream opposition.

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Imo 2015: The electorate’s unsettling demand

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Gov Okorocha

WHAT started as a casual talk in Imo State that those who are queuing to be nominated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fly its flag in the 2015 governorship election in the state must give account of their stewardship at the National Assembly and public offices they occupied in the past has ballooned into an unquenchable demand threatening the ambitions of some front-line aspirants.

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2015: Senator Delta North needs – Hon. Adigwe

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Ahead of 2015 polls, a senatorial aspirant and former House of Representatives member representing Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, Hon. Pascal Nwaoranine Adigwe, in this interview speaks on why Aniocha should produce the next Delta North senator and his chances.

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Mr President and the free and fair polls question

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President Goodluck Jonathan with PDP chieftains at the party's rally for August 9 governorship election in Osun State.

President Goodluck Jonathan might have firmly delivered credible elections since his inception into office, compared to what the citizenry witnessed in the polls conducted by the past administrations.

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Nigeria @ 54: It’s a matter of leadership and follower-ship

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Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Alhaji Ahmadu Bello

On October 1, Nigeria will mark the 54th anniversary of its independence from British colonial rule. This is a time for reflection than celebration, considering the political turmoils, upheavals and economic pillage our country had passed through over the turbulent years.

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Delta 2015: Power shift likely to Delta North

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Tony Obuh

SOME months ago, the information was not quite clear, but up-to-the-minute findings seem to indicate that the governorship seat in Delta state in 2015 may go to the Delta North (Anioma) senatorial district, which is the only one of the three districts that has produced a governor since creation of the state in 1991.

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Why Governors blackmail FG – Ken Ojiri

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The major challenge facing our country as at today is the fact that some govered states are ruled by people who did not set out their agenda and goals before they got into offices. They only began to think of what to do with their position after getting into offices. When eventually they failed to perform, they shifted the blame to the federal government.

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Nigeria at Independence and Now: Elders give verdict

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Steven-Ulelu

Those days, you could buy something with equivalent of 20kobo and still have change. The monthly earnings were less than equivalent of N100 and it was enough to cater for one’s financial needs.

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Tony Obuh’s Thanksgiving- A Coronation Of Sorts

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THANKSGIVING: from left; PDP Governorship aspirant, Sir Anthony Obuh, his wife Mrs. Esther Obuh, Tony Obuh (jr)  Nma Obuh and the Secrtary to the State Government, Comrade Ovuozuorie  Macaulay during the thanksgiving service marking the voluntary retirement of the guber aspirant held at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Agbor yesterday. Photo: Henry Unini

It started as an idle beer parlour or taxi- cab gist that in the womb of time, some ‘Dark Horse’ (a term meaning that it was deemed unlikely), would emerge on the political landscape of the vibrant Delta politics, whose ‘un-heralded’ entry it seemed to the suffocating armada of billboards and posters, all jockeying for the plum job in 2015.

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The most undemocratic people in Nigeria are in APC – Dr. Pearse

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DR GABRIEL Adetokunbo Pearse

DR GABRIEL Adetokunbo Pearse is aspiring to become the next governor of Lagos State if allowed to fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State. Dr Pearse, who teaches philosophy at the University of Lagos, visited Vanguard Corporate office in Lagos and explained why he is in the race.

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PDP’s Right of First Refusal: First unusual lie

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Jonathan Goodluck

President Goodluck Jonathan was in pole position to win the presidential ticket of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP when true friends and secret foes fouled the polity with the right of first refusal as the norm in advanced democracies that should be copied.
Even given the propensity of political parties to lace their processes with propaganda, the doctrine of right of first refusal is an unusual lie that would neither do the president any good nor advance the cause of democracy in the country

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Oshiomhole can’t pick his successor – Orbih

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Orbih

Chief Dan Orbih is the Edo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with selected journalists he faulted the financial accountability of the incumbent administration in Edo State among other issues

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I’m not intimidated by Akpabio — Senator Etok

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Senator-Aloysius-Etuk

Senator Aloysius Etok, who represents Akwa Ibom North West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been locked in a battle with his state governor, Godswill Akpabio over his attempt to return to the Senate for a third consecutive time. The governor is interested in the post. In this interview, Etok said Governor Akpabio came into politics to meet him and never played any role in his emergence as senator

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Plateau 2015: My zone can’t produce next governor — Rep Kaze

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Bitrus-Kaze

Hon. Bitrus Kaze is the member of the House of Representatives representing Jos South/Jos East in the House of Representatives. Though he is from Plateau North Senatorial district, he has not relented in canvassing for the next governor of Plateau State to come from the Plateau South Senatorial district.

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Abia 2015: Power shift to Ukwa/Ngwa non-negotiable – Prince Aku, others

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UKWA/Ngwa indigenes of Abia State are not taking lightly what they described as moves to scuttle power rotation to their area in accordance to the Abia Charter of Equity as reaffirmed by Governor Theodore Orji.

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2015: The Sambo satire

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HE is hailed and honoured in Abuja, but at home in Kaduna, Vice-President Namadi Sambo is surrounded by political foes and dogged by his inability to pull off electoral victories for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

It was as such not surprising that doubts have lately arisen about his place on the party’s 2015 presidential ticket. Those doubts were, to his relief ,quenched last Monday.

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PDP: Showcasing the achievements

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PDP Special National Convention:   President Goodluck Jonathan addressing at 2013 PDP Special National Convention . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, announced on Sunday plans by the Party to immediately undertake a nationwide tour to enable a team from the Publicity Directorate of the Party visit all projects executed by the governments of the party at the federal, state and local levels since 1999.

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2015: APC raise stake in Bauchi

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As the 2015 general election draws closer, the political atmosphere in Bauchi State is turbo-charged as aspirants engage in a flurry of activities to outwit one another.

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Akwa Ibom: Join guber race, young professionals ask SSG

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Udom Emmanuel

Describing Emmanuel as one of the leading aspirants in the race to succeed Governor Godswill Akpabio in 2015, the professionals spoke on the banner of Akwa Ibom Young Professionals Leadership Initiative (AK PRO)

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PDP ticket: I’m confronting Jonathan not as a fool — Tafawa Balewa

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Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa, son of Nigeria’s first and only prime minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, was, just a year ago, a rabid supporter of a second term for President Goodluck Jonathan. Abdul Jhalil, who holds a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry, was a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the United States where he lived for about 46 years

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Why my friend, Wike can’t be Rivers governor — Chief Sara-Igbe

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Sara-Igbe

Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe is a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State. He has served the state at different times and in different capacities, the last being as Special Adviser on Security Matters to ex-Governor Peter Odili when the latter held sway as Rivers State helmsman between 1999 and 2007

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Forces of darkness’ll not alter my relationship with Elechi — Ebonyi Deputy Gov

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Dave Umahi

Chief Dave Umahi, the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State is one of those contending to succeed his principal, Chief Martin Elechi. In this interview he reviews his assessment of the race, his relationship with the governor and affirms that the cordiality he enjoys with Elechi will not derail despite the permutations of the forces of darkness

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2015: How Jonathan, Atiku wooed Lagos

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•From Left; Chief Olabode George, Arc Namadi Sambo, Vice President of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan, and Dr Adamu Mu'azu, National Chairman of Peoples Democatic Party, [left] during the South West rally

THe nation’s commercial capital, Lagos was the focus of 2015 presidential politics last weekend as two of the major contenders from the country’s two leading political parties descended on the megalopolis

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How Ikimi created problems for Oshiomhole — Idahosa

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Charles Idahosa

The name Charles Idahosa, the son of Akakasiaka, rings bell in the politics of Edo State. The journalist— turned-politician is the only man who challenged Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the governorship primaries of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN, now APC) in 2007.

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Delta 2015: Who succeeds Governor Uduaghan?

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Considering the achievements of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan whose tenure ends in 2015, the debate in Delta State rages around who will succeed him.

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